RISK FACTORS: BUSES, PARKING & STUDENT DROP OFF (observe 20 minutes before first bell)

  • Bus loading or unloading zone, or drop off points are visible from the main office.

  • Parking lot has signs to direct staff, students, and visitors to designated locations.

  • Bus and vehicle traffic in the area of student drop off is managed, monitored, and orderly?

  • Loading and drop off zones are clearly marked and identified.

  • Neighborhood and bordering areas to campus are free of risk factor indicators? (ie...graffiti, wooded areas)

  • Parking decals or identification authorizing parking on school property is required?

  • One main entrance and exit into parking lot.

  • Someone is assigned to check for unregistered vehicles in parking areas.

ACCESS & VISITOR PROCEDURES

  • There are adequate signs and directions indicating location of main office?

  • Did front office personnel ask inspectors to sign in?

  • All visitors are required to sign in and out on a visitor log?

  • Visitor sign-in logs are verified by staff or completed by staff at sign in?

  • The designated points of entry are monitored to control building access.

  • Signs are posted listing items not allowed in school. (e.g. drug free, weapon free, smoke free)

ENTRANCE CONFERENCE (Meet with Principal or designee and other key campus members)

  • Campus members present for entrance conference?

  • What do you believe to be the most pressing safety need in your school?

  • What school safety activities does your school do best?

  • What do you believe are the biggest barriers to improving school safety measures?

  • Does the campus have a Safety Coordinator and/or conduct any regular safety inspections or training internally?

  • Campus has an Emergency Operations Plan?

  • Campus has an Evacuation Plan & Procedure?

  • There is a written visitor policy and procedure?

  • Campus has documentation of drills?

  • There is a detailed floor plan for the entire campus?

  • There is an aerial photograph of campus?

STUDENT INTERVIEWS

EMPLOYEE INTERVIEWS

GROUNDS AND SURROUNDINGS

  • The school has sign clearly visible from the road clearly indicating the school's name.

  • Grounds are fenced in appropriate areas.

  • Grounds are visually separate from adjacent property.

  • All external doors are locked and not accessible from outside

  • Fence and gates are all in good standing and secured.

  • The perimeter of the school building is clear of debris, obstructions, and safety hazards.

  • Mechanical, electrical and other equipment on ground is surrounded by a protective enclosure.

  • Shrubs and foliage are trimmed to prevent people from hiding behind them.

  • The exterior of the building is free of graffiti.

  • Ground floor windows have functional locks and unbroken panes.

  • Windows and doors are numbered with visibility from exterior.

  • There are ant-intruder alarms.

  • Signs are posted to indicate any restricted areas.

  • Windows appear to be in working order.

  • All walkways and steps are in good order and free of any trip hazards.

  • Warning barriers/barricades are in place around any campus construction work sites.

BUILDING INTERIOR

  • The main entrance is observable from the main office.

  • Exterior doors are numbered on the inside.

  • Stairwells are uniformly and adequately lit.

  • Hallways are uniformly and adequately lit.

  • Hallways free of obstructions.

  • Restrooms are uniformly and adequately lit.

  • Locked doors are in good condition.

  • Classroom doors can be locked from the inside.

  • Handrails are appropriately placed and in good condition.

  • All exit signs are lit, clearly visible, and point in the correct direction.

  • Unused areas of the school can be closed off when not in use after school hours.

  • Emergency lighting properly installed and working.

  • All interior windows are in good order.

  • Floor material is in good repair.

  • There is adequate access to fire extinguishers.

  • There is adequate access to first aid supplies.

  • Staff is aware of CPR certified personnel and students.

PLAY/OUTDOOR RECREATION AREAS

  • Play and recreation areas are protected by fencing.

  • Vehicular access is restricted around play areas.

  • Emergency vehicles and access play and recreational areas easily.

  • Bleachers are well maintained (painted with no signs of rust or damage).

CLASSROOMS

  • Each room has an updated evacuation plan posted by the doorway.

  • Personal belongings are stored away and not accessible to students.

  • Classrooms are free of any appliances to include refrigerators or microwaves.

  • Rooms not in use are locked and not accessible to children.

  • All bookshelves are anchored to wall.

  • Any ceiling decorations are hung with fishing line.

CAMPUS FACILITIES

  • Gymnasium is free from safety hazards.

  • Fire extinguishers are available throughout campus and inspections are up to date.

  • Lighting is adequate and facility has minimal burned out bulbs.

  • Campus has a minimum of one AED Defibrillator on campus and can produce documentation of staff training on its use.

  • Custodial closets are orderly and chemicals are stored appropriately with MSDS records available.

  • Lighted exit signs are in appropriate areas and working

  • Electrical wiring, chords, wall plates are in good working condition.

  • Mechanical rooms are all locked, secured and inaccessible without keys.

  • Mechanical Rooms are organized and clutter free - not blocking breaker panels or access doors.

  • Restroom facilities are clean and in good working order.

  • All exits, hallways and doorways are kept clear and free from obstructions.

  • Are trophy cases and bookshelves properly secured to wall?

MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE

  • Security cameras are stationed outside the school.

  • Security camera locations provide maximum coverage of grounds.

  • Security cameras are stationed inside of the school.

  • There is a central security alarm system.

  • School resource officers located on site.

  • Law enforcement provides a regular presence on campus during school hours.

  • Staff members monitor hallways and stairwells during school hours.

  • Play areas monitored via camera.

  • Parking areas monitored via camera.

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

  • Reviewed and updated on annual basis.

  • Date of last revision.

  • EOP prepared following integration of fire, police and EMS input.

  • There is an updated map of school's layout with room numbers, evacuation routes, utility shut-offs, location of first aid kits, etc.

  • An updated copy of the map is provided to LE, fire, and EMS.

  • The school has an established chain of command that will handle emergency response.

There are emergency procedures for the following:

  • Bomb Threats

  • Hostage Taking

  • Intrusions

  • Kidnappings

  • Acts of violence (shootings)

  • Hazardous Materials Incidents

  • Transportation Accidents

  • Natural disasters

  • Lockdown

  • Lockout

  • Shelter in place

  • Evacuation on site

  • Evacuation off site

  • Duck and cover (e.g. tornado, earthquake, hurricane)

  • Reverse Evacuation (ouside-in)

  • Does evacuation plan include procedures for persons with limited mobility.

  • The evacuation plan includes procedures for persons with special needs.

  • Does the school have a plan for sustaining school occupants for 72 hours?

  • Does the evacuation plan contain information on reunification sites:
    1. Transportation
    2. Counselors
    3. Holding area for parents away from students.
    4. Parents photo identification required for release of child

  • Is an After Action Review held after drills, exercises or actual emergencies.

  • All staff are trained in implementation of the EOP.

  • Substitute teachers are provided safety plan training and information.

  • Key staff are trained in the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

  • Bomb threat checklist is available near all phones.

  • Employees are trained on using the checklist as mechanism for intelligence gathering on a bomb threat.

CONCLUDING STATEMENTS

  • Critical Issues & Concerns

  • Suggestions/Recommendations

  • Commendations

  • Summary Comments

SIGNATURE

  • Auditor Completing Report

  • Campus Leadership Member

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